A new Asian Giant Hornets nest was eradicated this Thursday in northwest Washington.
Asian Giant Hornets are an invasive species that can destroy a honey bee nest in a matter of hours. Nests have been found in Canada, and today’s discovery was the fourth found in Washington.
Karla Salp, a spokesperson for the Washington state Department of Agriculture, said one queen, several worker bees and larva were found in the nest.
“We were able to eradicate the nest before they produced any reproductives that could go on to start new nests,” she said.